Learn how to make fluffy slime for a uniquely cool texture! Homemade slime is awesome to make with kids and fluffy slime is no exception. We make DIY fluffy slime with saline solution all year long. Add seasonal and holiday themes to your slime. Follow along with us as we make new fluffy slime ideas all year round. I am already planning the next special day!
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HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY SLIME!
Kick off your slime making session with a popular, kid-favorite slime recipe! Science is full of cool ways to create including these homemade fluffy slime ideas. We have fluffy slimes for every season if you scroll to the bottom!
This AMAZING soft fluffy slime recipe is just right for hands to squish and squeeze!
Slime making is even more fun when you add in creative seasonal themes, and I know kids love the novelty of themed activities. Our Elmers Glue Fluffy Slime Recipe is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make.
FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE
The photo you see below is our first ever batch of fluffy slime when we were learning how to make fluffy slime. We made 1/2 a dozen batches in a row just to make sure we loved our fluffy slime recipe enough to share with you. I love twisting colors together!
INGREDIENTS FOR FLUFFY SLIME
Make sure you start off with the right ingredients!
1/2 cup White Washable PVA School Glue
3 cups Foam Shaving Cream
1 tbsp Saline Solution
1/4-1/2 tsp Baking Soda
FLUFFY SLIME TIPS
The base for this candy corn fluffy slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes which is glue, shaving cream, baking soda, and saline solution. Of course ,you can add food coloring!
Our easy, “how to make” slime recipes will show you how to master slime in 5 minutes! We have spent years tinkering with our 4 now 5 favorite basic slime recipes to make sure you can make the BEST slime every time!
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We have the best resources to look through before, during, and after making your fluffy candy corn slime! Make sure to go back and read the slime science above too!
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- How To Remove Slime from Clothes
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HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY SLIME
SLIME TIP: Always follow the directions carefully! Slime making is a recipe just like baking cookies. An alternative for this slime is to experiment with the amount of shaving cream you want to use.
STEP 1: Measure and add 3-4 generous cups of foam shaving cream to a large mixing bowl. (Go ahead and experiment with an amount that makes you happy!)
STEP 2: Next, add food coloring if desired and gently stir to mix color.
STEP 3: Measure and add 1/2 cup of white glue and gently stir to combine.
STEP 4: Add 1/2 teaspoon or so of baking soda to mixture and gently stir.
STEP 5: Lastly, measure out 1 tablespoon of contact solution and add to bowl.
STEP 6: Whip the mixture to activate the slime. It will begin to pull away from sides and bottom of bowl.
STEP 7: Pick up your slime and knead it until smooth and stretchy and no longer sticky.
SLIME TIP: Squeeze a few drops of saline solution on your hands before picking up slime, makes it stick less while you knead it. Kneading it is important to improving the consistency of the slime.
Don’t go crazy adding more saline solution until you have spent some time kneading it. This will reduce the stickiness. If you add too much saline initially, you will end up with rubbery slime.
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SLIME SCIENCE AND CHEMISTRY
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and that’s perfect for exploring chemistry with a candy corn theme. Slime is an excellent chemistry demonstration and kids love it too! Mixtures, substances, polymers, cross linking, states of matter, elasticity, and viscosity are just a few of the science concepts that can be explored with homemade slime!
What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activators (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) mix with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross linking!
The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules with flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state. Until…
When you add the borate ions to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and thicker and rubberier like slime! Slime is a polymer.
Picture the difference between wet spaghetti and leftover spaghetti the next day. As the slime forms, the tangled molecule strands are much like the clump of spaghetti!
Is slime a liquid or solid? We call it a Non-newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both!
MORE FLUFFY SLIME FUN!
As the seasons change, and the holidays and special occasions come around, celebrate with DIY fluffy slime! I will continue to add new fluffy slime themes here as we complete them. We usually have 1-2 new themes each month for each slime recipe and sometimes more!
Click on each picture to read more about each slime, but it all starts with the basic slime recipe you see above.
STORING YOUR SLIME
I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. Usually, we use a reusable container either plastic or glass. If you keep your slime clean it will last for several weeks.
FLUFFY SLIME: Fluffy slime doesn’t stay fluffy for more then a day or so. As you know the foam shaving cream is filled with air and decreases over time. I wouldn’t suggest fluffy slime as the best party favors.
If you want to send kids home with a bit of slime from a camp, party, or classroom project, I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store. For large groups, we have used condiment containers as seen here.
SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!
Everything you need to know about making slime is below! Did you know we also have fun with science activities too? Click on all the pictures below to learn more. We LOVE science too!